You get what you pay for? Well, you actually don't get it, but that is a small detail. Must be a general product attribute.
Our overseas adventures in bork continue today with Microsoft's finest supplanting one of The Netherlands' funnymen in the entrance of retailer Lidl. Awaiting the supermarket's Dutch clientele is a fresh installation of Windows pleading with passers-by for a nudge in the right direction. Windows setup screen in Lidl Click to …
And since last winter they haven't finalized the installation procedure ?
This is not a BSOD, which could signal insufficient disk space or a failed component. This is a "you haven't finished doing the job", and that means that somebody got paid for jack all.
I may be a stickler for efficiency, but this is clearly a case of someone who got paid for something they didn't do.
Nice job if you can get it.
I have some sympathy. My windows 10 laptop has thrown this screen up a few times after I Installed it last year. There's never anything on the screen of options that I want to do, despite the OS thinking there's still stuff it thinks I should do. As far as I'm concerned, it's nagware.
Rather than "I haven't finished the job" I view it as the OS just being needy and wanting attention.
I think it pushes you down the 'finish setting up your device' thing when you next login after it (automatically) installs W10 feature upgrades, in the hope you'll accidentally not turn off the various 'let me send your info back home' options.
Whether they should have full internet access (in order to fetch the updates) or just limited to being able to show updated content from corporate servers, or not be set to only install approved updates are other questions though.
I wasn't aware that there were other comedians in Ye Netherlands besides André van Duin, who seems to have cornered every available minute of TV airtime for himself. Now the way I count it, if you include Van Duin in the tally then Nederland has exactly zero comedians,. Maybe I just don't see the humour — I'm 3/4 Frisian.
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Microsoft has made it official. Windows Subsystem for Linux 2 distributions are now supported on Windows Server 2022.
The technology emerged in preview form last month and represented somewhat of an about-face from the Windows giant, whose employees had previously complained that while the tech was handy for desktop users, sticking it on a server might mean it gets used for things for which it wasn't intended.
(And Windows Server absolutely had to have the bloated user interface of its desktop stablemate as well, right?)
Microsoft has dropped a preview of its next batch of Windows fixes, slipping a resolution for broken Wi-Fi hotspots in among the goodies.
The release – KB5014668 for Windows 11 – addresses the Wi-Fi hotspot functionality broken in June's patch Tuesday alongside some less necessary features like "search highlights," which "present notable and interesting moments of what's special about each day."
KB5014697, which was released on June 14 for Windows 11, had a selection of issues. Some .NET Framework 3.5 apps might fail and connecting to a Windows device acting as a hotspot wouldn't always work. The only fix was to roll back the patch or disable the Wi-Fi hotspot feature.
China’s efforts to end its reliance on Microsoft Windows got a boost with the launch of the openKylin project.
The initiative aims to accelerate development of the country’s home-grown Kylin Linux distro by opening the project up to a broader community of developers, colleges, and universities to contribute code.
Launched in 2001, Kylin was based on a FreeBSD kernel and was intended for use in government and military offices, where Chinese authorities have repeatedly attempted to eliminate foreign operating systems.
Updated Microsoft's latest set of Windows patches are causing problems for users.
Windows 10 and 11 are affected, with both experiencing similar issues (although the latter seems to be suffering a little more).
KB5014697, released on June 14 for Windows 11, addresses a number of issues, but the known issues list has also been growing. Some .NET Framework 3.5 apps might fail to open (if using Windows Communication Foundation or Windows Workflow component) and the Wi-Fi hotspot features appears broken.
Microsoft has blocked the installation of Windows 10 and 11 in Russia from the company's official website, Russian state media reported on Sunday.
Users within the country confirmed that attempts to download Windows 10 resulted in a 404 error message.
Microsoft celebrated the demise of Internet Explorer by releasing another Insider Dev Channel build of Windows 11 and no, Surface Pro X users need not apply.
The wind has been sucked from the sails of Microsoft's bleeding edge build of Windows by the rapid move of the new tabbed File Explorer functionality from the Dev to the Beta Channel, possibly before all the Dev Channel Insiders had a chance to check it out.
Perhaps a shame, since build 25140 contained plenty of fixes for the new code (as well as a Euphemia typeface for languages that use the Canadian Syllabic script.)
Internet Explorer breathed its last for many users this week, and netizens have observed its passing in their own special way.
One joker chose to celebrate the passing of the former web bigwig with a tombstone where one could go and pay homage to the malign influence exerted by the browser.
Right after the latest release of the KDE Frameworks comes the Plasma Desktop 5.25 plus the default desktop for the forthcoming Linux Mint 23.
The end is nigh for support for Internet Explorer 11 on some editions of Windows 10. That is, unless users look a little too hard at Windows' internals.
Support is ending today for the Internet Explorer 11 desktop application on the Window 10 semi-annual servicing channel.
From tomorrow – June 15, 2022 – customers still clinging to the past will have to do so without the (seemingly) neverending patches for Microsoft's browser.
Microsoft has added tabbed File Explorer functionality to the Window Insider beta channel, opening up the possibility of it making an appearance in the next major Windows Update.
File Explorer Tabs turned up in the bleeding edge Windows Insider Dev Channel last week, although – as is so frustratingly often the case – Microsoft opted for a staggered rollout. (It's not as if you joined the Insider channel for the latest and greatest to actually get your hands on the latest and greatest, right?)
Since then, things went well enough for Microsoft to roll out the tabs in build 22621.160 for the Beta Channel. Build 22621 is currently in the Release Preview Channel and is expected to be the basis for Windows 11 22H2, due at some point in the coming months.
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